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hemochromatosis he·mo·chro·ma·to·sis (hē'mə-krō'mə-tō'sĭs)
A hereditary disorder of iron metabolism characterized by excessive accumulation of iron in tissues, diabetes mellitus, liver dysfunction, and a bronze skin pigmentation. Also called bronzed disease.
inborn metabolic defect characterized by an increased absorption of iron, which accumulates in body tissues. The clinical manifestations include skin pigmentation, diabetes mellitus, enlargement of the spleen and liver, cirrhosis, heart failure, arthritis, and general weakness and lassitude.